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.m. eastern time -- an update on the release -- the health of the pope. global -- pope benedict pope benedict and 16 -- pope benedict xvi hit his head on a trip to mexico, but they say that had nothing to do with his resignation. this adds to questions about the gravity of the pontiff's condition. on tuesday, the vatican said that pope benedict has a pacemaker and that he had his batteries replaced just three months ago. the effective date of his resignation is the 28th of this month. in business news, billionaire warned buffett is buying the ketchup company -- warren buffett is buying the ketchup company heinz. it is a deal valued at $20 billion. the company headquarters will stay in pittsburgh. he says that congress, the white house, and advocates for seniors have all, in his words, really walked away from social security, leaving the program quote fraying because -- program "fraying." policymakers "use it as a tool of political rhetoric." he says benefit talk -- cuts and tax increases are inevitable, and he questions whether congress is up to the task qt finished up his six-year year term
at pope benedict becoming the first pontiff to step down in six centuries, citing a gentleness. a papal transition. that the wall street journal. "usa today" has -- it looks at moving into the 21st century. it reminds us of a timeline. a couple other looks at this and how it factors into international global politics as well as the future of the catholic church. this in the wall street journal looks at the vast constituency, where catholics live, and the history of cardinals. most of them are european, but the church has been reaching out. the question is who will be the next pope. a look at some other stories in the news this morning. s one piece coming to us which we will talk more about as the day goes on. who gets to sit at the isle of the state of the human. it is a competitive effort. lawmakers wait hours for just a few seconds of the presidential showtime. a lawmaker we will have later on this week as a guest, congressman eliot engel. this is from a prior state of the union, he was one of the lawmakers who waited hours to sit on the aisle to greet the president as he walks into t
.s. infrastructure. it has not happened in 600 years, but at the end of the month, pope benedict xvi will leave the papacy. the vatican announced the pending resignation today. his brother says the pontiff had been advised by doctors not to take any more transatlantic trips and had been considering stepping down for months. pope benedict xvi announced earlier today that his resignation date would be effective separate 28. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> i quoted ladybird often when she said she had a podium. the first lady had to pull him and she chose to use it, she said. i think really knowing that, it was after i made a presidential radio address on the treatment of women and children in afghanistan about the taliban and after that i was here in boston visiting jenna. we went shopping and delays and the cosmetic counter in the department store and came up and said thank you so much for speaking for women in afghanistan. that was really the first time that i thought, they heard me. -- in austin. i think i knew the first lady had a podium, but i did not really know u
' this jack has this point. this is the final week for pope benedict as he steps down officially at the end of this month. two of the headlines suggest internal struggles within the vatican. some speculating the next pope could be from africa. "usa today," has an editorial on what medicaid expansion means for individuals. governors deciding to accept the medicaid expansion in the affordable care act, bringing billions of dollars of federal funding to their states and ensuring access to medical care for thousands of their most vulnerable citizens. 15 states still refusing to participate could do well to follow suit, giving people health insurance improves health outcomes. ted is joining us from colorado. listening tobeen all of this. i am a consultant in a hydroelectric bill. i have great friends, teachers and other people that are in the petroleum industry. all of them sit back and listen. they are very slow with their thoughts. the whole thing about expanding medicaid -- we have had medicare for years. my grandfather was a world war two veteran. he is diagnosed with alzheimer's and they ca
will no longer wear his trademark red shoes. the vatican also saying pope benedict himself makes those decisions. some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> on route 66 people were travelling, either traveling for fun or traveling looking for a job. maybe they were on their way to the grand canyon. so it first route 66 was just a way to get somewhere. your destination was in california. but later on after the snake pits started popping up in the tourist traps and attractions and the cafes and motels and the trading post, when those things started springing up, it almost became like a big amusement park. route 66 became the destination. it is not like can we go to the beach in california? it was like let's go down route 66 because all the fun stuff was there pi. >> get your kicks on route 66 in albuquerque, new mexico. c-span will look behind the scenes of the history and literary life in albuquerque. host: in our last hour of this week we are taking a look at sequestration and the possible impact, what could happen on different agencies of the federal government. this morning we are joined
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